Jordanians are being warned to expect critical water shortages this summer largely due to a poor rainy season, which only reached 60 per cent of the average annual rainfall.

The Ministry of Water and Irrigation has talked about water rationing plans that would limit the amount of water pumped to households at five cubic meters weekly.

Jordan ranks fifth in the world as a water stressed country where the average share per individual is less than 1 per cent of the global average at 100 cubic meters annually while it reaches 1300 cubic meters annually in neighbouring countries.